The Interpreter

a MARTIN ŠULÍK picture

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Title

The Interpreter

Director

Martin Šulík

Producer

Rudolf Biermann, Martin Šulík, Bruno Wagner

Nationality

Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria

Year

2018

Duration

113'

Language

German, Slovak, Russian

Format

5.1

Ratio

1.85

Original Title

Tlmocnik

Synopsis

Synopsis


80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realiszes his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but finds instead his 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher. Georg who had avoided his father all his life, decides to find out more about him and offers Ali to be his interpreter. The two old men that everything opposes embark on a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy. They discover a country eager to forget its past. They realize their memories are fragments mixed with their imagination and interpretation. They connect in silence and manage to discover their own identity.


*With the support of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Synopsis

Trailer

Stills

Press

"The subtlety of the film’s elegant craft, and the superb chemistry between Peter Simonischek and Jiří Menzel gives “The Interpreter” a respectful, quiet resonance.”

Variety

"Martin Šulík’s grandiose comeback…"

Screen Anarchy

"Menzel and Simonischek are such expressive actors, suggesting their characters’ humanity through looks and gestures that often add nuance to or even contradict the dialogue."

The Hollywood Reporter

Festivals
& Awards

Berlin International Film Festival
Special Presentation

Bucarest Cinepolitica

Haifa International FF
Award Between Israeli and Jewish Identity

Wiesbaden Go Est

Cairo International Film Festival

Slemani International Film Festival

Jerusalem International Film Festival

Trieste Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Palic European Film Festival

Era New Horizons

Batumi Art House Film Festival

Athens Film Festival

Haifa International Film Festival

Festival Cinema Nador

Czech Film Week

Mostra Internacioal de Cinema Sao Paulo

Arras Film festival

London Czech Center

Ljubljana International Film Festival

UK Jewish Film Festival

East by Southeast Film Festival

Crime & Punishment FF

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Goa International Film Festival of India

International Film Festival of Kerala

Europe on Screen

Cast & Crew

Peter Simonischek Toni Erdmann
Jirí Menzel Oscar winner 1966 as director
Zuzana Mauréry
Attila Mokos
Anna Rakovska
Directed by Martin Šulìk
Written by Marek Leščá
Martin Šulìk
Producers Rudolf Biermann
Martin Šulìk
Bruno Wagner
Director of photography Martin Štrba
Editor Olina Kaufmanová
Sound Klaus Kellermann
Pavel Rejholec
Original music Vladimír Godár
Production Manager Josefína Borecká
Mirka Grimaldi
Production designer František Lipták
Costume designer Katarína Hollá
Make-up Lucie Liškova
Casting Ingrid Hodalová
Margareta Abena

Releases

Slovakia

01.03.2018